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More Large Trucks on Our Texas Roadways Translates to More Crashes, Injuries & Fatalities

At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston truck accident attorneys have kept a sharp eye on the increases in large truck transportation on our Texas highways, city streets, rural areas, and even in our own neighborhoods.

That is because, over the past few years, ground freight has seen a major surge in demand as consumers continue to order items online, which are shipped directly to their homes, rather than shopping in person.

These consumer trends directly translate to more 18-wheelers, slightly smaller commercial vehicles, and delivery trucks on our Texas roadways, which wholly impacts the number of collisions these vehicles are involved in.

Here are some of the most common reasons why the surge in truck traffic is causing more collisions, catastrophic injuries, and fatalities throughout the state.

Technology is the Driving Force Behind Delivery Truck Transit

Whether a driver is working for FedEx, UPS, Amazon, or another large corporation, they are consistently using onboard and handheld technology to find their next delivery location. When the driver is spending more time looking down at their devices than they do focusing on the task of driving, people are going to get hurt or even killed on our Texas roadways.

Inexperienced Drivers are Getting Behind the Wheel of Large Truck

While all commercial truck drivers, including those who drive semi-trucks, are required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), some delivery services do not require their drivers to obtain such a license, which may provide an extra layer of safety for others on the roadway.

When inexperienced, non-CDL delivery workers get behind the wheel, they can cause catastrophic crashes because they simply do not know how to operate such a large vehicle in residential neighborhoods or on city streets where significant numbers of passenger vehicles, pedestrians, and motorcycles share the roads.

Corporations Are Placing Profits Over Safety

As companies consistently place profits ahead of safety, everyone on our Texas roadways is placed in danger. Whether corporations require their drivers to deliver more packages in less time, or insist they work longer hours to accommodate larger areas and routes, it is the other drivers on our roads who are placed in danger.

These large vehicles, ranging from semi-trucks to delivery trucks, are taller, wider, and heavier than passenger vehicles, which leaves those traveling in cars, trucks, or SUVs in danger of becoming severely injured or losing their lives during a crash caused by distracted, speeding, impaired, or fatigued drivers.

If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life in a crash with a negligent truck driver in Texas, contact our dedicated Houston personal injury lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout the state of Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.

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